After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, there are thousands of orphans who have truly lost everything. In one moment, all they knew was taken away. For many of these children, they have never had the chance to say goodbye.
Doug Phillips in cooperation with local pastors returned to Haiti earlier this month to organize a memorial service for more than 100 orphans.
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity to highlight ministries at work around the world which God is using in unique ways–both to spread the Gospel and build the Kingdom of God.
Recently, I had the privilege of spending some time at the law offices of Mauck and Baker, a Christian law firm in Chicago’s loop. They have a dynamic vision and God-honoring staff.
Whitman Brisky, Attorney at Mauck and Baker
Jeff Schwab, Associate Attorney at Mauck and Baker
David Dickmeyer, Administrative Support at Mauck and Baker
John Mauck, Attorney at Mauck and Baker
Cynthia Cunningham, Paralegal at Mauck and Baker
Lee McCoy, Associate Attorney at Mauck and Baker
For those in the Chicagoland area, Mauck and Baker is hosting a 1-day conference in June entitled: Church Empowerment 2010. This event will take a look at a number of legal issues churches should be aware of as well as offer practical help to churches facing legal challenges.
The top news story of the day is of course the passage of the health care bill so hotly debated over the last few months. The passage of the bill causes a number of concerns for faith-based clinics and doctors, but this feature takes a look at a unique ministry that may be impacted adversely by the bill as well.
Most of us as believers understand the scriptural and moral grounds against using and/or producing pornography. There is a growing body of research which suggests that the use of pornography — especially Internet pornography — can damage people of all ages, negatively impacting relationships, productivity, and happiness (confirming what many religious advocacy groups have been stating for years).
If you are interested in ministry resources for reaching out to those struggling with pornography addiction, click here.
Here is one part of the interview with Mary Eberstadt which wasn’t included in today’s feature on the use of the term “porn.”
Here is a portion of the interview with Mary Anne Layden which I couldn’t fit into today’s feature on what motivates pornography providers.
Here is a music video produced by one of my former students, Sam Sanchez. The video has been a powerful tool in convicting men secretly struggling with pornography and was featured in a CBS expose on Internet Pornography (viewer discretion advised):
Godly womanhood is under attack in our culture. How do we as dads protect and encourage our daughters in the midst of the battle? One part of the answer is strong relationships between fathers and daughters.
The term “Human Rights” is a key phrase used by religious leaders, politicians and social movements alike to motivate and sometimes manipulate public opinion and policy. There are many ways to think about the subject as we consider some of the important issues facing our society today.
I recently contacted George Crawford, a Christian judge in California and faculty member at the Master’s College, who presents his perspective on what the Bible has to say about the matter.
This feature is far from the final word, but will hopefully generate some great conversation in your own homes and community as you seek out what the Bible says about the topic.
If you’d like to hear a previous conversation I had with Mr. Crawford about the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights from last December, click here.
Since last spring, the White House has received more than 3.5 million red envelopes. Each of these envelopes was empty and on the back a simple message stating that it represented one life terminated through abortion.
This grassroots campaign has brought many factions of the pro-life movement together as the envelopes piled up at the White House. Now a year later, the project is beginning again. Christ Otto is the project founder and organizer.
There’s a deep felt need in the church today for “Christian Manhood,” but there are competing visions of what that means; from images of rugged individualism and wilderness quests, to appeals suggesting we get in touch with our feminine side.
What is often lacking is the simple question: “What does the Bible say?” Richard Phillips is the author of a new book from the Reformation Trust that takes a look at this important topic.
After the devastating earthquakes that occurred in both Haiti and Chile many around the world are moved with compassion to do something to help those affected. But when infrastructures are destroyed and governments are in confusion, how do ministries overcome some of these logistical challenges?
This feature looks at a few ministries involved in this aspect of relief work during the recent crisis in Haiti. Guests include:
I graduated from Moody in 1993 and began working for Moody Radio in Chicago until 1999, when I began teaching radio broadcasting at the Moody Bible Institute. I received my Masters degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University in 2003 in Historical Documentary Filmmaking. And since June, 2008, I have been serving Prime ... Continue reading →